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  • These Are the Books Harvey Weinstein Was Carrying When He Was Arrested

    05/25/2018 9:15:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 60 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 18 | Kate Samuelson
    Harvey Weinstein surrendered at a New York City police station shortly before 7.30 a.m. Friday, where he was arrested and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women. The disgraced movie mogul, 66, was filmed and photographed arriving at the police station flanked by uniformed police officers and with a limp. He was also carrying three books, two of which TIME has identified. One of the books was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum, which was released in April. The other appeared to be Richard Schickel’s...
  • Molinaro running on compassion and inclusion – but not Trump (NY)

    05/25/2018 5:54:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    City and State ^ | May 23, 2018 | Jeff Coltin
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 presidential nominee, a bouquet of flowers on a stage at his party’s convention on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon. At the same time in Manhattan, Cuomo’s Republican gubernatorial rival was doing all he could to separate himself from his own party’s 2016 presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, officially earned his nomination at the state convention where the New York Republican Party unanimously approved him as its designee to take on Cuomo in November. Drawing a stark contrast from the wealthy president known for his inflammatory rhetoric,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Evicted Millennial's 8-year-old Son breaks her Silence Saying She's [Trunc]

    05/25/2018 3:36:11 PM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2018 | Martin Gould
    The mother of failure-to-launch millennial Michael Rotondo's 8-year-old son fears the decision to kick his father out of his parents' home will send him off the rails, she told in an exclusive interview. Rotondo's mental condition could deteriorate when he has to fend for himself, she predicted. 'He was kind of safe with his parents but a lot has changed for him and this will be another big change. I don't think he will be able to cope with it,' the 33-year-old mom said. The woman, who works in the beauty business, agreed to speak exclusively to on...
  • De Blasio: Trump Is Using MS-13 ‘to Paint Latinos as Dangerous’

    05/25/2018 10:47:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said President Donald Trump was using MS-13 “to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country.” De Blasio said, “Let’s talk about the speech in Long Island. That was painful. I went over the transcript again because I couldn’t believe it. It’s not about MS-13. It’s about an attempt to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country. Our police department rejects that. We became the safest big city in America because we worked with immigrant communities, they helped police make the city the safest big city in America....
  • Harvey Weinstein Officially Arrested, Charged With Rape After Turning Himself In

    05/25/2018 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | 05/25/18 | Dominic Patten and Dawn C. Chmielewski
    UPDATED with details of charges: As expected, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department at the 1st Precinct in Tribeca this morning to face criminal charges stemming from multiple sexual assault allegations. Facing potentially years behind bars, sources say Weinstein is likely looking at first degree and third degree rape charges and a first degree criminal sexual act charge from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Once the most powerful producer in Hollywood, Weinstein exited the precinct house at about 8:45 AM ET in handcuffs, escorted into a waiting car. The New York Police Department issued a statement...
  • New York Republicans Just Made History in AG Race

    05/25/2018 5:55:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York Republicans just made history by pick their first ever black Attorney General nominee. The candidate, Manhattan attorney Keith Wofford, is seeking to fill the vacant post after Democrat Eric Schneiderman resigned over domestic violence reports. "Voters are going to recognize that any machine candidate will lack credibility to clean up collusion and corruption in the government,” Wofford told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s not about party affiliation. It’s about who can do the job.”Wofford, who was raised in Buffalo, is a Harvard Law School graduate and currently the co-managing partner of the New York City office of the law...
  • Harvey Weinstein surrenders to New York police 'to face sex misconduct chrges'

    05/25/2018 5:19:22 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/25/2018 | BBC
    Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to police in New York, where he is expected to face sexual misconduct charges..... Dozens of journalists were at the 1st Precinct police station in Manhattan when Mr. Weinstein appeared at about 07:25 local time (1125 GMT), dressed casually and carrying a book about director Elia Kazan.....
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo overwhelmingly beats out Cynthia Nixon for New York Democratic Party nomination

    05/24/2018 7:40:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/24/2018 | By KENNETH LOVETT, GLENN BLAIN and JANON FISHER
    State Democrats came out overwhelmingly for Gov. Cuomo at the party's nominating convention Wednesday, as New York Republicans gathered to back Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro for the state's top job. The incumbent governor, who faces a challenge from the left by actress Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City Fame, looked like the odds-on favorite, winning more than 95% of the party members' votes. Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has been positioning herself as the progressive alternative to the party machine. The Dems' convention at Hofstra University in Hempstead, L.I., however, was Cuomo's show. Two ministers who...
  • Robert Mueller, You’re Starting to Scare Me

    05/23/2018 3:48:15 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | 22 May 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Imagine for a moment that Robert Mueller was never pressed into service as a special counsel and wasn’t a household name. Imagine that there had never been any prompt for his investigation — that Donald Trump hadn’t blown all those kisses at Vladimir Putin, that the stooges and grifters around Trump hadn’t swooned at the prospect of sucking on Mother Russia’s teat, or that there’d been no offer of milk in the first place. What would we be focusing on right now? Maybe the just-published Politico report of Trump’s deliberate, cavalier use of a cellphone that doesn’t have strict security...
  • I.R.S. Warns States Not to Circumvent State and Local Tax Cap

    05/24/2018 6:44:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to crack down on states that try to circumvent a new limit on the state and local tax deduction, saying on Wednesday that it will not allow local governments to find creative ways to help individuals fully deduct those taxes. The I.R.S. warning comes in response to states, like New York, that have looked for ways to blunt the impact of a new $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction, known as SALT. The cap, which was included in last year’s $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul, hit predominantly Democratic, high-tax...
  • Man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend, killing unborn baby

    05/23/2018 9:04:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | Larry Celona, Stephanie Pagones, Sarah Trefethen and Kevin Fasick
    A Bronx man who suspected his pregnant fiancee of cheating on him repeatedly stabbed her, killing her unborn child — then fled with her cell phone so she couldn’t call for help, cops and sources said Tuesday. Oscar Alvarez snapped during an argument with Army vet bride-to-be Liv Abreu at their apartment on Walton Avenue near East 165th Street around midnight, grabbing a knife and plunging it into her six times, cops said. As the 26-weeks-pregnant Abreu lay bleeding in the fourth-floor apartment, Alvarez then spent about an hour cleaning himself up before running off with her cell phone and...
  • Op Ed: Public transit is key to tackling global warming

    05/23/2018 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | May 23, 2018 | By John Samuelsen
    New York has a major opportunity to lead the nation in reducing emissions and to strike a blow against inequality by making significant and bold investments in public transit across the state. Transportation is now the top climate culprit in New York state, responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than power plants. While our state is ramping up investments in renewable energy, moving people cleanly and efficiently is absolutely critical too. We must address this need by expanding public transit in ways that will also create family-sustaining employment options, improved public health, safety and mobility. The climate crisis and the transportation...
  • Senate Democrats look for traction on gas prices

    05/23/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is ripping the White House over high gas prices, arguing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is putting a pinch on middle class wallets. “According to energy analysts and experts, President Trump’s reckless decision to pull out of the Iran deal has led to higher oil prices,” Schumer said at a press conference held at an Exxon filling station on Capitol Hill, where a gallon of regular costs $3.89. “These higher oil prices are translating directly to soaring gas prices, something we know disproportionately hurts middle- and lower-income people,” Schumer...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Nolte: Hillary Clinton Snubs Women with Andrew Cuomo Endorsement

    05/23/2018 7:58:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | John Nolte
    Hillary Clinton had a choice between endorsing incumbent Gov. Mario Cuomo (D-NY) or his upstart rival for the Democrat nomination, Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, who would not only be the first woman governor of the Empire State, but the first gay governor. Hillary chose the old white guy. It was former Secretary of State Madeline Albright who famously said in support of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, “It’s not done, and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t...
  • Kearns says auto bureaus won't process licenses for undocumented immigrants (Erie County Clerk)

    05/23/2018 6:06:52 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | May 17, 2018 | Mark Sommer and Maki Becker 
    Undocumented immigrants would not be allowed to get driver's licenses if Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has his way. Kearns, who is running for reelection, made his preemptive declaration at a press conference Thursday. He cited a bill in the State Legislature that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. The bill's prospects, however, are uncertain, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been non-committal on the issue. "The current bill would allow undocumented immigrants to get a New York State driver's license by showing a foreign passport without a valid U.S. visa stamp and an affidavit, waiving the necessity to...
  • Senate panel overwhelmingly approves amendment blocking Trump on ZTE

    05/22/2018 12:27:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Harper Reidig
    A Senate panel on Tuesday rebuked President Trump's efforts to ease sanctions on the Chinese telecom firm ZTE, which the intelligence community and trade regulators have warned poses a national security risk for the U.S. The Senate Banking Committee approved an amendment in an overwhelming and bipartisan 23-2 vote that would block Trump from easing sanctions on ZTE without first certifying to Congress that the company is complying with U.S. law. The move comes the same day The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump administration and China are closing in on a deal to ease off ZTE in exchange...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 21-25,2018

    05/21/2018 2:35:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 21, 2018 | Sean Hannity
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  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Putin May Be Attempting to Influence Blaze Readers, New York Times

    02/22/2016 8:50:33 AM PST · by richardtavor · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    The New York Times released an explosive article on Tuesday detailing how hundreds, if not thousands, of online “trolls” are paid to post pro-Kremlin propaganda across the Internet. One of their targeted sites, according to the report? The trolls are organized by a group called the Internet Research Agency, and one former employee said she worked 12-hour days and had explicit instructions to create five political posts, 10 nonpolitical posts and 150 to 200 comments on the posts of those she worked with each shift. If you were to click on her accounts, she would appear like a normal...